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Meet Bill 148: Ontario’s ‘Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017′

After months of hype, the day has finally come.

The Ontario Liberals today introduced Bill 148, which in keeping with recent tradition, gave it a catchy proselytizing name “Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017′.  Here is the Bill.

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This law arises out out of the Changing Workplaces Review (CWR), which I discussed briefly last week in this post.   I had intended to write a series of comments on the final report of the CWR but I have been tied up at conferences and interviews all week, so I didn’t get to it.  But since the law is now out, probably a better use of my time to explore the law with reference to the CWR report.

Alas, that will have to wait until next week because I teach an all day executive master’s degree course tomorrow.  Would love to hear your comments on the law.

Do you think the law will actually make much difference in the fight against precarious work, which was after all the whole point of the exercise, according to the Liberals?

I look forward to the debates!



One Response to Meet Bill 148: Ontario’s ‘Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017′

  1. Robin Semedo Reply

    February 5, 2018 at 11:06 pm

    I am a temp agency worker and was pleased with Bill 138 and looking forward to being paid equal wages with the full time workers, but the company I work for has found a loop hole. They re structured people in the plant and now all temp agency workers are doing the same job and all the full time people have been given special assignments. I am not holding my breath that my pay will increase on April 1, 2018.

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